Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sherwood School No. 1478 (Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

The Sherwood School District was established formally in May 1902, and in 1910 a one-room schoolhouse was erected on the southwest quarter of 3-4-24 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada. It operated until 1958 when the district was dissolved, and remaining students went to Medora Consolidated School No. 493. The brick school building was used for a time as a granary then dismantled. A monument commemorates it at the site.

Among the teachers of Sherwood School were Miss Lyla M. Dawson (1910), Miss Mabel Weidenhamer, Jessie Andrews, Gertrude Johnston, Eleanor Scott, Dora Urie, Iva Stewart, Vera Morton, Freda Chapman, Velma Mackie, Hannah Fraser, Dorothy Stewart, Gladys Mitchell, Mildred McRorie, Nora Miller, Florence McArter, Dorothy Kneeshaw, Mayme Gowanlock, Jean Wadsworth. Elene Simpson, Bernie Reid, Iris Fitzgerald, Shirley Couling, Margaret Enns, Joyce GiJlespie, Helen Rae, Leah Yule, Steve Moleschi, Lauretta Reiger, William Wallace Wright (1952-1954), Verna Halls, Dorothy Robinson, Avis Andrew, and Eileen Curtis (1958).

Sherwood School

Sherwood School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 125.

Sherwood School commemorative monument

Sherwood School commemorative monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.26701, W100.62483
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sherwood School (509 Grey Street, Winnipeg)


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Bridging Brenda: The History of Brenda Municipality and Area, Volume 1 by Brenda History Committee, 1990, pages 125-126.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2022

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